HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

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  1. bennedose

    bennedose Senior Member Senior Member

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    This one does the same job and the men don't have to be strapped on outside. The sit inside and jump out when necessary. Casualties can be carried back if needed.
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    It can be TD3............
     
  3. vram

    vram Regular Member

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    Yes I was thinking about this being a bit different and was considering the option of the heli being the the next TD. I mean they have already done enough sea level testing as it is with the TD 2 last year. Just Disappointed that couldn't take a snap. But I would have looked decidedly odd or crazy running around my office floor clicking pictures with my phone camera pointed at nothing but the sky!! LOL . Next thing I will sitting before the security officers desk :)
     
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    self delete
     
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    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    Grey is probably the color It'll be flying in when it's in service. (Like MIs)

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    All the models shown before it flew was grey too.
     
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    Tata group | Media room | Interview with Hemant Achaya | Leading with mettle
     
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    HAL developing light choppers for high-altitude operations
     
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    Second LCH prototype completes successful sea-level trials - Tarmak007 -- A bold blog on Indian defence: Second LCH prototype completes successful sea-level trials

    The second prototype (TD-2) of Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) successfully completed the sea-level trials at Air Force Station, Tambaram in Chennai, last month. A product of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the LCH -- painted in camouflage colours -- had the trials from October 28 to November 23. The extensive trials were carried out to validate the design improvements implemented on the prototype based on the feedback from initial sea-level trials carried out during June 2012.
    A company official told Express that a total of 32 flights were carried out covering helicopter performance, load measurement, handling qualities for various all-up weights (with external stores installed), bank turns and spot turns, low speed handling, single engine performance and auto-rotation. “Considerable improvements have been observed in the performance parameters in comparison with the earlier sea-level trials. All the test points planned were completed successfully with no major snags observed. Representatives of customers and certifying authorities were present during the trials,” the official said.
    Based on the feedback on various tests done on LCH TD-1, the designers have gone for optimum transmission, modified rotor system and additional weight-reduction on TD-2. “The TD-1 had dummy weapons and sensors. Now, the TD-2 will prepare itself for hot weather trials and we will integrate mission sensors and weapons,” the official added.
    Confirming the trials, HAL chairman R K Tyagi said that the LCH programme is steadily progressing as per the script. “One phase of trials got over in Chennai and now we are looking forward to other critical missions. The lessons learnt from the Dhruv experience is coming handy to our designers, engineers and Test pilots,” Tyagi said.
    Since its first flight in June 2011, the LCH TD-2 has so for logged 96 flying hours (146 sorties). The LCH first prototype (TD1) had its maiden flight on March 29, 2010 and has to its credit over 140 sorties. HAL is in the process of accelerating the prototype development flight testing of LCH to achieve the proposed initial operational clearance (IOC) by December 2015. The company now plans to add another prototype (LCH TD-3) to the flight-line by next year.
     
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    Another delay. In the beginning of the year the expected IOC date was January 2015. Anyways, this will give more time to setup production line.
     
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    From recent sea level trials at chennai

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    I think the wing stubs have be redesigned again. The angle at the place of attachment has been changed

    for comparison

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    It should be used to help state sponsored individuals from across the ''LOC'' attain their ultimate goal of ''72 Virgins''.
     
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    The Predator :hail:

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    New Armour plating on the cockpit sides

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    The meanest Stance i've seen till date ... just awesome to look at it !!!
     
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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    I remember sometime back there's this murican (i think) dude when he first saw the digi camo on LCH he thought that it was the 'Swastika' ! :lol:
     
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    Looks Like I Was right in A way. I did spot the LCH correctly from my office. Only thing is it appeared grey from the office window and I mistook for another version.
     
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    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    @Twinblade

    Can you give more info, links, etc. about the DARE made defense suit for LCH?
     
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    Not much info available, except that such a suite in in the works. It should be equal or better than the self defence suite that DARE has proposed for Mi-17V5 with laser warning, missile warning, ESM sensors. It might possibly have some improvements keeping in mind the SEAD/DEAD roles the LCH will have to perform as the brochures of LCH depict provisions for anti-radiation missiles.
     
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    has the look of commanche helicopters from the bottom........
     

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